In an effort to provide support to veterans after they leave the service, the federal government offers benefits to qualifying veterans. Benefits for which a veteran could be eligible include disability benefits, healthcare services, education and employment assistance, aid and attendance, life insurance, and memorial benefits.
Unfortunately, filing a claim for these types of benefits can be difficult, and many legitimate claims are denied every year for minor errors. To ensure that this does not happen to you, please contact a dedicated St. John veterans benefits lawyer who can assist and advise you.
Some of the most important types of benefits offered by the VA are disability benefits, which help injured veterans pay for treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care. A wide range of injuries qualify as disabilities, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hearing loss or tinnitus, cognitive impairment, mental illness, blindness, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and loss of a limb. Regardless of the type of injury suffered by a veteran, it will be rated by the VA on a scale of 10 to 100% disabling, with 100% representing total disability. This rating will then determine how much an applicant will be eligible to receive in monthly disability payments.
Those who served in specific wars, including the Vietnam War, are presumed to have been exposed to dangerous chemicals like Agent Orange, so veterans who can demonstrate that they served within a specific time frame and in a certain area will automatically be eligible for disability benefits. Prisoners of War and veterans who participated in atomic tests and who suffer from certain illnesses or injuries, such as Leukemia or Lymphoma are also eligible for monthly disability payments, in addition to aid and attendance benefits.
Veterans who require regular nursing assistance may also qualify for the aid and attendance benefit, which takes the form of a monthly payment. However, before a person can begin receiving this benefit and collecting coverage for nursing home bills, he or she must:
In addition to covering the cost of nursing home bills, aid and attendance benefits can also be used to pay for in-home nursing care.
Aside from being eligible for disability benefits, healthcare services, and aid and attendance benefits, many veterans also qualify for education and training programs. These programs help cover tuition, housing, and books for veterans who are attempting to obtain traditional degrees, on-the-job training, non-college degrees, certification, licensing, or apprenticeships. The VA also help veterans transition into civil life by offering one-on-one support, counseling, job training, and job placement services.
To speak with a dedicated St. John veterans benefits lawyer about filing your own claim for VA benefits, please call The Comerford Law Office, LLC or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of our legal team is standing by and eager to help you through each step of your case.